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November 19, 2007 at 1:20 am #27675
Once something comes to and end and your at home afterwards, you always reflect on that day and what could have been different and what you’ll do next time to change it. BUt when you look back on 10 years of your life and wonder what would have happened if you never did what you did, then you really get thinking. Not to make a speech outta this even though I already started it that way, if I would have never went with my friend to Bensalem those first few times, I’d have no clue where my whole life would be right now. So many things could have been different. I guess as one era comes to an end, a new one must start. I know now that I have lost a serious piece of what I call my life now. But that’s not the end. It’s time for a new beginning, it’s time for a new era, and I’m gonna make damn sure I’m part of it. It will never be the same but it will never change either.
R.I.P. Bensalem BMX, you were the biggest part of making me the rider I am today. If Bensalem Township itself cared about this the way I did, this message wouldn’t even be here. But they can go on and worry about their casinos, and their turnpike ramps, and everything that can earn you money. But once you start eliminating your baseball fields, basketball courts, or whatever your kids enjoy doing and watch your family enjoyment fall apart, you realize what you’ve started by doing this. All that money they can make should never replace that but I believe Bensalem thinks it can, therefore I must say, to other then Dave F., thank you for absolutly no support for your “profit organization”. You never cared about mantaining or having anything to do with the track and yet we were considered under the “parks and recreation” for your township. If we had your support, we’d have a track, but we don’t now.
Mr. Whipple 😈November 19, 2007 at 2:16 am #525504130forlifeMember
everything comes to an end bob.. it happensNovember 19, 2007 at 11:19 pm #52568TenaciousDMember
I hope one day im not writing something similiar to the above about HCBMX one of these days….November 19, 2007 at 11:30 pm #52570bmiddaughMember
But that’s not the end. It’s time for a new beginning, it’s time for a new era, and I’m gonna make damn sure I’m part of it.
Now that is the kind of stuff I like hearing.November 20, 2007 at 12:23 pm #52592CavemanMember
Yadda, yadda, yadda. You know what townships care about? They want to know how many of their OWN kids use the track. How many Bensalem residents raced at Bensalem? 10? 15 is probably a stretch. Nobody cares about 10 people. The land would be more valuable to them as a dump. If Bensalem were getting 50 motos then perhaps 100 of them would have been Bensalem residents and the township might have cared enough to say, “We need this land but we’ll find another spot for you” With only 10 of their residents using the track it makes no difference to them if it just dissapears. They’re not getting rid of the baseball diamonds and the basketball courts, just the BMX track.November 20, 2007 at 1:51 pm #52593TenaciousDMember
Didn’t you “retire” Dave ? 😈November 20, 2007 at 10:49 pm #52617bmxmom156Member
he’ll be back things are looking up right? with all these new ideas it has to grow…
then we will have our announcer back tooNovember 21, 2007 at 2:48 am #52632
Just sayin it for names sake. When people get stuck on their prospectives and get carried away with it, they don’t care about anything else either. Anything can happen it only takes on person that could mess things up. Can’t change it, can’t regret anything I’ve done there, but I can say if they really cared period from the beginning instaed of crediting themselves with something they barely did a damn thing for, they could have gave us some funding just for taking care of the place. If they were a true recreational facilty, that place should have looked as good as Howell. But if Bensalem treats all their recreation the same way, forget it I’m never going anywhere in that township except maybe a few bars and resurants.
We need a new nickname for me Mr. Whipple died lol
BobNovember 21, 2007 at 2:51 am #52634RaidenHaydenMember
Haaaaaaaaaaa, I saw that today, I was like shit, RIP Bensalem and Whipple LOLNovember 22, 2007 at 2:38 am #52682CavemanMember
Bob, I’m not bagging on you or Bensalem BMX but you just don’t get it. Ten people don’t matter. They had another use for the land so since only ten of their residents used the track they took it. I’m not going to blame them for taking the track. And if you’re still going to bars and restaurants in Bensalem then they’ve got your money and they’re laughing all the way to the bank.
Money makes the world go round. Blue Diamond switched from BMX to pit bikes because they were making 0 on BMX. Mullica Hill BMX was on 4H club land and was supposed to pay a monthly rent to the 4H club but they stopped paying it. The 4H club wasn’t getting any benefit from the BMX track anymore so they said, “We’re tired of your asses, you’re outta here” How much you wanna bet if they were still getting the rent that they’d keep the track? Because that land still sits idle.
What happened to Bensalem could happen to Flemington or Egg Harbor if those townships decided they had a better use for the land. Flemington was already moved down the hill because they wanted to put a building there. They were lucky they had room to relocate the track.
BMX ain’t baseball and as such doesn’t enjoy the popularity baseball does. So no, they don’t care about a BMX track. Anyone in this country that can get a township to agree to building a BMX track is lucky. And if you do, make sure you get lots of local kids because that’s what they want to see.November 23, 2007 at 4:25 pm #52718
I understand what the township has done but everything I’ve been talking about has been over the years. Sorry for knowing that a township considers a site a park and recreation and does absolutely nothing for it, and call it for profit. How does a supposed “business” in that form make money when the support organization doesn’t do anything to support or attract business from local people? It was all up to whoever wanted to do it. I know a lot of people who would have raced there more simply if more could have been done for the track. Kevin did a great job maintaining it, granted most of the time it was only him filling in the ruts with a shovel, quad, and a rake. We couldn’t get dirt from the township, couldn’t get machinery to borrow for one damn day, and couldn’t touch the supposed “funding” from the parks and recreation commity to do little different things we could have done. I understand the use for the land, that’s not my issue, but things may have been a lot different with those things to fall back on. Nobody can doubt that. Nothing will change what they are doing now but, if different things may have been contributed like they should have been, maybe we’d be talking about where the new track was opening up instead of how we gotta drive 45mins to practice now, lol.November 23, 2007 at 4:38 pm #52719RaidenHaydenMember
Unfortunately Dave is right, 10 people don’t matter, which is why when certain track directors say “As long as thes couple of 9 year olds are having fun that’s all that matters” is completely wrong, why because if you don’t draw more than those riders, the county or township will say, whay are we doing this for 10 kids? It’s basically democracy, the overall count of kids playing other sports overules the 10 that race. This is why to keep your programs going you need to get the word out. This will get you the much needed volunteers, as well as protect you from local goverment wanting to shut you down as you will have more local support.November 27, 2007 at 12:12 am #52827
Yes finally someone understands me. Geez. ONe day it will be different. That’s all i gotta say. Hey, maybe if I win the 155 million this week i could open plenty of places for everyone and do everything possible and not have to care lol, that would be a blast. I’d have enough cash to do whatever whenever and everyone else is happy 2. RIGHT, I wanna see that happen.
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